What You Do Matters

Spotlighting the Spirit of Philanthropy

What You Do Matters re-imagines philanthropy. Spotlighting the generous spirit, passion and commitment of Chicagoans, this one-hour documentary challenges the idea that philanthropy is the grand gestures of just a few, and suggests a new mindset: that philanthropy is the collective impact of what we each do, every day.

Featuring the stories of those who make a difference in their communities, the program reveals how average citizens act, engage and experience first-hand how giving—and receiving—matter.

What You Do Matters was produced by Kurtis Productions and aired on WTTW 11 in fall 2016.


Watch more

You can view the entire documentary below, plus find outtakes and bonus features in our What You Do Matters playlist.


Take Action

If you are inspired by one of the organizations featured in What You Do Matters, visit their website to learn how you can show your support.